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Speed limits are in place for a reason, and when drivers exceed the speed limit, they endanger themselves and all those around them. Speeding is among the most common causes of car accidents in Maryland. If you are someone who has recently been injured in one, you are most likely looking to recover compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. To do so, however, you will have to prove negligence, in the form of speeding, on the part of the other motorist. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorney to learn how speeding contributes to auto accidents in Maryland and how our firm can help you.

How can speeding lead to Maryland auto accidents?

Though at times it can be difficult to discern who was at fault in an auto accident, the liable driver is relatively clear, especially if they are proven to have been traveling above the speed limit. In part because it reduces reaction times and amplifies the force of collision, speeding often results in significant injuries. That is because, while speeding, negligent drivers will often engage in the following behaviors:

  • Unsafe lane changes: Speeding drivers may not look to ensure they are not driving into the path of another motorist. When people fail to check blind spots or fail to check at all, very serious accidents can occur.
  • Ignoring traffic lights and signs: Because of their diminished capacity to respond to traffic lights and signs, negligent drivers are likely to collide with motorists who are following the laws.
  • Failing to control speed to avoid a collision: Due to their high rate of speed, negligent drivers often fail to negotiate traffic and cannot stop in time to prevent a collision. These often result in rear-end accidents.
  • Failing to account for weather conditions: Though always ill-advised and dangerous, speeding in inclement weather can be especially hazardous, because even if the driver brakes in time, the conditions of the road surface may prevent their vehicle from stopping.

If you sustained injuries, you reach out to our firm.

How can a Maryland auto accidents lawyer help you recover damages from a speeding driver?

Our firm will be able to inform you of your rights as well as prepare and present your evidence in court. Furthermore, a qualified legal professional will help you receive compensation for both economic and non-economic damages such as the following:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost income
  • Property loss
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium

Our firm is here to help you, so please give us a call today.

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The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.

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